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[Review] Clarins Double Serum (Hydric + Lipidic System) Complete Age Control

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After finishing my SK2 Treatment Essence, I wanted to try another essence/serum in between bottles. Yeah, I tend to go back to SK2 cos it’s good but I don’t like the pitera smell or the price. So during my facial at Eden Spa, Lindsy was raving about the NEW Clarins Double Serum and how it is formulated for younger skin.

This serum is powered by 20 pure plant extracts and potent, high-tech molecules, Double Serum’s innovative, dual chamber system combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that reactivates skin’s vital functions. It makes skin firmer, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, produces a more even skintone, and minimizes pores.
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Engineered by 27 years of plant science, the NEW Double Serum [Hydric + Lipidic System] combines two powerful age-defying serums into one optimum balance to help fight all aspects of visible ageing. Now you can stay younger. Longer.
The only intensive anti-ageing treatment rich in 20 plant extracts that revitalizes the skin’s 5 vital functions. A unique formula the promises a visibly youthful look: firmer skin, visibly reduced wrinkles, more even complexion and less visible pores.
90% of Asian women agreed that Double Serum is more effective than their regular serums*.

*Test conducted on 50 Asian women.

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Key ingredients
Katafray: Comforts and promotes softness.
Kiwi: Makes skin more supple.
Pistachio: Protects.
Organic Musk Rose: Radiates.
Organic Green Banana: Reduces wrinkles, firms, and smooths.

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Research results
In a satisfaction test conducted on 197 women:
Immediately:
– 88% reported smoother skin
– 82% reported a more radiant complexion
– 76% reported a refined skin texture
– 73% reported increased tonicity

After four weeks:
– 87% reported smoother skin
– 79% reported reduced wrinkles
– 88% reported a more even skintone
– 88% reported less visible pores

In a satisfaction test conducted on 50 women:
– 90% found Double Serum more effective than their current serum

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You can clearly see the water-soluble (hydric) and oil-soluble (lipidic) parts in a single pump (that is my thigh btw). Even though the instructions called for two pumps, I only use this in the evening with one pump, spreading & warming it in my palms before pressing onto my face. I read some reviews that this serum broke them out so I decided to go easy since I have normal-combination skin and the hot and humid climate in Singapore doesn’t help.

It is easily absorb and smells comforting. I find my skintone has indeed even out more as I have a lesser need for concealer in the morning. There is also a certain radiance in my face these days. So far I’m loving this and already halfway through my first bottle of 30ml. Yes, I got the twin pack for better value.

Retails SGD 118 for 30ml

[Review] Clarins Gommage Exfoliant Peau Neuve – Smoothing Body Scrub For a New Skin with Bamboo Powders

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I love Clarins products. Yes, they are considered a splurge and somehow I ended up with this body scrub because my sister decided she didn’t want it (cos of the hefty price tag) after I have already bought it. Hmm, 50 bucks on a body scrub? I could probably find something much lesser, like my favourite Soap & Glory Flake Away (note: the recent tub I bought was of lesser quality somehow, very disappointing)

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Exfoliating your skin is an essential step for a beautiful body and with Smoothing Body Scrub For a New Skin, it’s also a genuine skin renewing treatment. Thanks to a dual exfoliating and “conditioning” action, it eliminates a dull appearance and provides skin with all it needs to be beautiful. This is the result of a combination of natural bamboo powders and soothing and protective plant extracts.

To eliminate a dull appearance, Bamboo Powders & Moringa extract
Bamboo powders are microbeads of natural silica obstained from the substance collected from the plant stems. In perfect affinity with the skin, they have a gentle exfoliating action which eliminates dead skin cells and rough skin. The extract of Moringa – a tree from Africa whose seeds are used to purify water – removes accumulated toxins.

To provide it with all it needs to be beautiful, Mimosa Tenuiflora, Liquorice & Shea
Liquorice and Mimosa Tenuiflora, the Mexican “skin tree” recognised for its exceptional repairing benefits, soothe and protect skin against irritation. Shea maintains the balance of the hydrolipidic film and envelops skin in a delicate veil of softness, to ensure comfort for all skin types, even dry & sensitive skin.

To be used once or twice a week, on dry or damp clean skin. Massage in, concentrating on elbows, knees and heels. Rinse well with warm water.

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I squeezed a little out onto my skin and there aren’t any visible exfoliating beads. Upon spreading and closer inspection, you can make out the fine bits. I think they must be the bamboo powders. It is densely packed with these beads, so you’ll get a good scrub leaving you with clean (no oily residue) smooth skin that is soft and bouncy to the touch. It’s somewhat like a micro exfoliant that is strong (irony). And like all clarins products, this smells heavenly.

Bought SGD 47.90 for 200ml @ DFS

[Review] Eden Spa – Hydra Infusion Facial

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Eden Spa is a place that uses ONLY Clarins products. THis is one of the reasons that prompted me to try their services out, knowing that their products are already good.

Indulge in best-selling facials that feature award-winning products combined with Eden Spa’s signature 22-step Facial Massage – a fusion of acupoint, lymphatic drainage and lifting techniques, that is sure to delight your senses.

Hydra-Infusion Facial (60mins)
A refreshing facial that restores ideal moisture balance to dehydrated skin, leaving skin soft, fresh, and radiant. A “must-have” after a long flight or sun exposure.

During this 60min, Lindsy, my therapist does not leave the room. Meaning, during the steaming, she will be there doing a gentle scrub on my face. And during the mask time, she will be massaging my shoulders n kneading those knots away. For my first session, she explains each step and what product she’s using. And later after everything and in the lounge area, she showed me a visual chart of products that she used during my treatment. She’s great and extraction was clean and totally painless. After doing extraction on one part, she will swipe that area with camomile lotion, to immediate calm the skin. It works, cos I leave the place with my face looking normal and zero redness. This is a boutique spa and after a few visits, I give them a thumbs up on service first and there was no hard selling. No mini consultation rooms but jus a spacious lounge area where you can relax with some hot tea. I was also given some product samples to try back home 🙂

I believe first time trial is SGD 98. Packages start from $960 for 7 sessions + 2 eye treatments.


31 Purvis Street Singapore 188608
(Next Lane to Raffles Hotel at Seah Street)

Tel: 6333 9953

Email: info@edenspa.com.sg

Operating Hours | Open Daily
Mon – Fri: 10.30am to 8.30pm
Sat – Sun & PH: 10am to 8pm

[Review] Clarins High Definition Body Lift

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to all ladies out there whom have this consistant grumble from yourself or bfs =P about the stubborn cellulite on your thighs… i have good news for you!

recently bought the Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Lipo Drain Serum, and tangs was having a promotion which comes with a FREE 100ml of Clarins High Definition Body Lift worth $42 SGD. i would have bought the lipo lift serum online which is much cheaper but i succumb to the high definition body lift, which promises this: “The patented formula of Clarins High Definition Body Lift combines 8 plant extracts to reduce the appearance of cellulite and ensure smoother, more toned skin” (yes im a sucker for these kinda things)


– Contains active microspheres that melt into skin to deliver increased absorption of ingredients upon application.
– Minimises the appearance of cellulite, helps redefine hips and thighs by providing skin with a gentle lifting effect.
– Visibly enhances skin with dual-toning and smoothing action.
– Restores balance by moisturising and nourishing skin.
– Refreshing and cooling cream-gel texture helps tighten tissue encouraging toned and firm skin.
Source: http://sg.clarins.com/beauty-product/body/pregnancy/cellulite-and-fat-control/high-definition-body-lift/C020301011/

Here is a close up of the content:

pinkish gel-like texture with red beads (the “microspheres”?)

Although the instructions says apply from ankle to waist, i only applied it to my thighs every night, since there is where my most visible cellulite are, and this bottle is only 100ml as compared to the regular 200ml you get off the shelf. i would also gently massage this in upward strokes as recommended on the bottle.
the smell of the product is sweet and minty, and you can feel the minty tingling sensation on your skin as well. its not overpowering and the legs feel cool and smooth. i like that it does not leave any greasy feeling on my skin as well.

I have alot of cellulite on my thighs and bums area. and it has got to a stage where i do not have to squeeze to see the cellulite :((((!!
and when i gently tug or squeeze my thighs, i can see alot of dimples all over whcih really bothers me.
I started using this daily every night after shower since 2 weeks back. i rmb taking measurements and storing it on my iphone but now its missing when i want to find it.. so argh!

i do not have a before photo (too horendous), but here is a photo of the after:


I have to say I am impressed by the results! i pinched really hard and i can barely see any obvious dimples on my skin. previously, a gentle pinch for twist on my thighs can see alot ugly cellulite. even sitting with my legs crossed on a chair can see man. 😦
this really works in reducing the appearance 🙂 i would not say this gets rid of cellulite per se, but can only reduce the appearance, which is good enough for me and what i expect from a gel without going for lipo.
i am more confident when wearing shorts now too! i would definitely go for a full size bottle once this is done. Retailing at $82 for 200ml or $63 at best buy world!

Rating: 4.5/5